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Addison Lucchi

Instructional & Research Librarian

MBA; 2019, anticipated, MidAmerica Nazarene University
MLIS; 2017, Simmons College
BA; 2015, General Studies, Ball State University

"I believe that faith and learning are intimately connected. God gave us a natural curiosity, and He created in us a desire to learn. I believe that learning, when done with the intent of glorifying God and building His kingdom here on earth, is an expression of worship."

Addison Lucchi
  • Awards & Honors
    • Continuing Education Grant: College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association, 2017 
    • Continuing Education Grant: Northeast Kansas Library System, 2017
    • Inquiry Grant in the amount of $1,000 to investigate the cloud-based eLearning authoring tool eCoach, 2017
    • Nomination for Graduate of the Last Decade Award, Ball State University, 2016
    • Merit Scholarship, Simmons College, 2015
    • Dollars For Scholars Award, Kansas City Power and Light, 2011
    • Honors Distinction Scholarship, Ball State University, 2011
    • Bold Scholars Award, Ball State University, 2011
  • Presentations

    Library presentations at AOL and Project SURE.

    • Lucchi, A. (2018). Know what you write: Creative research for creative writers. Presentation presented at the One Year Adventure Novel 2018 Summer Workshop, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2017). Piktochart for Libraries. Presentation presented at the North Carolina Library Association Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
    • Lucchi, A. (2017). “Agents of Change”: A Gamified Information Literacy Course. Presentation presented at the NC LITe Biannual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Publications
    • Lucchi, A. (2018) The facts of fiction: Research for creative writing. Brick and Clock Conference Proceedings.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018). The writerly librarian: Creativity and writing. In V. Gubnitskaia and C. Smallwood (Eds.), Creativity and personal growth for librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
    • Lucchi, A. (2017). Engaging online learners. ACRL Instruction Section Newsletter.
  • Involvement at MNU
    • Institutional Repository Committee, 2018-Present
    • Intercultural Engagement Taskforce, 2018-Present
    • Honors College Advisory Committee, 2017-Present
    • Kansas Library Association, 2017-Present
    • Library Instruction Roundtable, American Library Association Membership Committee, August 2017-Present
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016-Present
    • Association of Christian Librarians, 2016-Present
    • American Library Association, 2015-Present
    • Upright bassist, as needed for MNU Fine Arts performances
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